The Purple Rave
NGV's Art Party came back for a second year with double the fun. "The Purple Rave" as Esther Olsson put it, was jam packed with music, art, dancing, bright purple lights, photo booths and super cool people.
My friends and I explored the Andy Warhol // Ai Weiwei exhibition, staying a little too long in the photo booths. We danced until I managed to get some 'hard core' blisters and then danced more because beauty is pain, my friends. Ella Thomson blew me away with her dreamy vocals, and DJ Geezy was killing it, not to mention all of his vinyl!! I got to speak to Esther Olsson who was insanely cool even though I was a little star struck, (and by 'star struck' I mean I was hit repeatedly over the head by a numerous amount of shooting stars, comets, asteroids and planets, carefully avoiding the black hole of embarrassment ) ahhh. AND THEN out of the crowd emerged Left Leg Studios performing a fast contemporary dance routine. It was so so so good my gawd.
Here are some pics taken on the night to prove how much fun, purpley goodness there was. Also to make you just a little jealous if you didn't come. There is always next year.
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(photos taken by Olga Bennett © National Gallery of Victoria.)